Tech entrepreneur Peter Rex to join advisory council for Viewpoint Diversity Score
Rex founder, CEO joins fellow business leaders in calling for corporations to foster culture of respect for diverse views
WASHINGTON – Entrepreneur and business leader Peter Rex is joining the 11-member advisory council for Viewpoint Diversity Score, lending his expertise to the ongoing effort to restore respect for core American freedoms to the nation’s publicly traded corporations.
Rex joins a robust advisory council made up of business leaders, investment strategists, and academics who are calling on companies to respect viewpoint diversity in how they conduct business, manage their workforces, and engage external stakeholders.
“We are honored to welcome Peter Rex onto our advisory council,” said ADF Senior Counsel and Senior Vice President for Corporate Engagement Jeremy Tedesco. “Mr. Rex brings with him a well-earned reputation for courage, integrity, and innovation that will continue to advance our goals of restoring a culture of respect for those with differing views within corporate America. Viewpoint diversity means respecting those with whom we disagree. That makes our democracy possible and provides the necessary conditions for progress in business and society.”
Rex is the founder and CEO of Rex, a tech, investment, and real estate company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Rex currently has 10 technology companies serving owners and operators of real estate, all focused on solving the largest, most lucrative problems in the real estate industry.
Viewpoint Diversity Score is a joint venture of ADF and Inspire Investing, a Christian investing and financial technology firm informing investment decisions on billions of dollars around the globe. Examining 50 companies on the Fortune 1000 list, the Business Index is the first comprehensive benchmark designed to measure corporate respect for religious and ideological diversity in the market, workplace, and public square.
Find out more about Viewpoint Diversity Score and the 2022 Business Index, including the results and methodology, at ViewpointDiversityScore.org.
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.
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Jeremy Tedesco serves as senior counsel and senior vice president of corporate engagement for Alliance Defending Freedom. In this role, Tedesco leads ADF’s efforts to combat corporate cancel culture and build a business ethic that respects free speech, religious freedom, and human dignity. Immediately preceding his current role, Tedesco served as senior vice president for communications, during which time he was a lead convener of the Philadelphia Statement, a movement dedicated to restoring free speech and civil discourse. Previously, Tedesco litigated First Amendment cases at the highest levels. He was part of the legal team that represented cake artist Jack Phillips in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission before the U.S. Supreme Court and argued Phillips’ case at the Colorado Court of Appeals. He was also the lead brief writer in two other U.S. Supreme Court wins, Reed v. Town of Gilbert and Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn. Tedesco has also argued six times before five different federal appellate courts and founded and directed the ADF Center for Conscience Initiatives, where he led efforts to protect individuals from government-coerced speech. Tedesco earned his Juris Doctor in 2004 from the Regent University School of Law.